Rent Donizetti: Lucia Di Lammermoor: Australian Opera (Richard Bonynge) (1986)

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Synopsis:
Opera in three acts. In July 1835 Donizetti was to have staged the first of the three new operas for which he had signed a contract with the management of the San Carlo theatre; but things, as so often happens in the world of opera, did not work out as the composer had intended. The subject - Walter Scott's The Bride of Lammermoor - had long since been chosen but the direction had not provided for having the libretto written so that it could be read and approved by the censor by the beginning of March, four months before the scheduled date of the première, as the contract stipulated.
At the end of May, at the composer's urgent bidding, the writing of the libretto was entrusted to Salvatore Cammarano, destined to become one of the composer's favourite working partners: yet the date of the première, inevitably, had to be postponed. After many problems, 'Lucia di Lammermoor' was at last staged on the evening of 26th September 1835. Its success went beyond even the most optimistic of expectations. The press too...
Actors:
, Australian Opera Chorus, , , , Robin Donald, Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra
Directors:
Studio:
Arthaus Musik
Genres:
Music & Musicals, Performing Arts, Special Interest
Countries:
Australia
BBFC:
Release Date:
03/12/2001
Run Time:
145 minutes
Languages:
English, French, German, Italian LPCM Stereo, Spanish
Subtitles:
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Arthaus Musik Trailer

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